Stay in Atlanta for Cheap: The City's Best Lodging for Less

Georgia’s capitol city boasts ample things to do on both sides of the price spectrum. You can enjoy free attractions, or spend $250 on a ticket to a black-tie gala. You can nosh on $2 tacos at a dive on Buford Highway, or thrown down $100 per person on a five-course dinner. You can hunt for bargain buys at a thrift store in Little Five Points, or buy designer stilettos at Phipps Plaza. It really depends on your preference and where your interests lie.

The same can be applied to Atlanta area hotels. Yes, you can live like royalty and stay in world-class accommodations where the nightly price tag rivals that of your monthly mortgage payment. There’s definitely a place and occasion for that. But, if you’re traveling on a shoestring budget or want to save your money for a special meal out, there are certainly affordable hotel options out there, too, that still offer clean rooms, convenient locations and choice amenities.

Here, we’ve pulled together a list of 10 local budget-friendly hotels offering bargain prices in popular destination neighborhoods all over the city. Be mindful of the featured amenities and location (and make sure they offer any of your non-negotiables), then get busy planning.



This accessible La Quinta Inn location--hugging Midtown and Buckhead--has three modern floors boasting comfortable guest rooms. Various room sizes are available and come furnished with Samsung flat-panel TVs, Wi-Fi, a one-cup coffee maker, daily...  Read More



Just minutes from Brookhaven, Buckhead and Peachtree/Dekalb airport, stay at this discount hotel chain and get a substantial break on your hotel bill (rooms average to less than $60 a night). Rooms include refrigerators, irons with boards, hair...  Read More



This downtown Atlanta location is a perfect find for families looking to knock several city attractions off their to-do lists while saving on the cost of accommodations. The convenient address puts you within walking distance to famed sites like...  Read More



The terrific rates are matched by comfortable rooms, up-to-date amenities and attentive service. You can unwind in the outdoor pool and spa or work out in the fitness center, and the quiet location is conveniently close to three hospitals, and...  Read More

Hyatt Place Atlanta/Buckhead
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This 172-suite hotel provides guests a relaxing place to stay with its central locale in bustling Buckhead. Rooms are comfortably furnished and feature a 42-inch HDTV, a kitchenette, a corner sofa sleeper, coffeemaker and luxe bathroom with...  Read More



Save money and rest in luxury at this Perimeter location of the hotel chain located in the Dunwoody neighborhood. A sensible alternative to higher priced choices, it's convenient to Perimeter Mall and Chattahoochee River National Recreation...  Read More

Hampton Inn Atlanta Buckhead


This popular chain offers the perfect combination of affordable rates and convenient amenities all at an in-demand address. Centered in the heart of Buckhead, the hotel puts you less than a mile from Lenox Square Mall and Phipps Plaza, and...  Read More

Hampton Inn Atlanta-Northlake


If you're planning to visit Atlanta on a budget, this hotel's comfortable rooms and free perks make it a smart choice. Located near the city's eastern perimeter between Northlake Mall and Stone Mountain, it's also convenient to the trendy,...  Read More

Hampton Inn & Suites Atlanta Downtown


This Hampton Inn & Suites is on the National Register of Historic Places and is lodged within a converted office building that dates back to 1927. If you're planning on spending a large portion of your time doing business in Downtown Atlanta...  Read More

Country Inn and Suites Buckhead
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Not all affordable Atlanta hotels are created equal. Country Inn & Suites, Smyrna is mere minutes away from the Cobb Galleria Center (four miles away), Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre (six miles away) and historic Vinings (three miles...  Read More


Meet Kelly Skinner

Kelly Skinner comes to Atlanta by way of sunny coastal city, Pensacola, FL. A lover of all things food, music and travel, Skinner found her perfect match in Atlanta in the food-centric hub of...  More About Kelly